7 Reasons Why The Key to Health is Learning More and Reading Less
Wouldn’t it be great if you could snap your fingers and all your health worries went away?
That’s not possible.
If it were, you wouldn’t be reading this post, and you would probably be filthy rich.
The truth is,
Living healthy is all about getting comfortable with being uncomfortable.
OK, I know what you are thinking?
Nory, why are you telling me this?
You are here to learn how to make eating better work for you, and this is an important lesson.
Plus, I am going to step out of my comfort zone in November by attending the W.E.L.L. SUMMIT, but more on that later.
We’ve all been there.
We’ve read every blog post, promising to get us the body we want finally.
We’ve followed every single guru assuring us they have the answers to our problems.
We’ve even pinned all the healthy recipes in the world, although we’ve never tried them.
So what’s the problem?
Why is it working?
I’ve been there.
I’ve felt your frustration.
Until one day,
It hit me.
I was reading, but I wasn’t learning.
Let that sink in for a minute.
You are reading, but you aren’t learning.
Reading is easy; you do it mindlessly.
Learning takes work.
You have to take time to internalize the information you’ve learned and commit to incorporating it into your life.
See the difference?
The question is,
What are you supposed to do?
Here are seven reasons why you have to read less and learn more and how.
Let’s get started.
1. You Need to Know What’s Most Important to You, Right Now to Be Healthier
Have you asked yourself what is the most important thing to you right now to live healthier?
Is it to eat more vegetables?
Eat less fried food?
Understand what healthy fats mean?
Is it to find time to meal prep?
You might have read about what’s important to other people.
You probably relate to that.
But what’s most important to YOU?
Being healthy is deeper than eating more fruits and veggies.
It’s about confronting yourself.
It’s about being honest with yourself about what matters to you.
The most important thing to me right now is to provide you with useful information to help you successfully start living healthy.
That’s why I am attending the W.E.L.L. SUMMIT I mentioned earlier.
To meet other healthy living experts who can show me better ways to help you.
What is the W.E.L.L. SUMMIT anyway?
The W.E.L.L. Summit is a life-changing experience for those seeking self-improvement and welcome all who are as passionate as we are about living well.
From beauty bloggers and wellness professionals to those looking to learn more about the ever-expanding realms of inner beauty/peace of mind, clean eating, of-the-moment
fitness trends, making informed consumer decisions and exploring the now covetable field of green beauty, this is the place of inspiration.
I hope to walk away from this experience better equipt to not only inspire you to become healthier but also give you the tools to make it work for you.
Just like you, I need to be honest.
Honest about what I can and cannot do.
That’s the only way you will be able to achieve your goals.
2. Everything You Think You Know About Eating Healthy is Probably Wrong
Building the health you want can get complicated.
There is a lot of information out there.
Sometimes, it feels like there is too much information.
That’s why you have to question everything.
Including what I post here.
Can this information help me fix what’s most important to me right now?
Do not waste your time with information that doesn’t meet you where you are.
If you want to learn, you have to do more than reading; you have to learn from the best.
Another reason why I am thrilled to attend the W.E.L.L. SUMMIT.
Their speakers include the best in the field!
- Jessamyn Stanley – Author, Yoga Teacher and Body-Positive Advocate
- Latham Thomas – Celebrity Wellness/Lifestyle Maven and Birth Doula
- Koya Webb – Celebrity Holistic Health Coach and Yoga Instructor
- McKel Hill – Author & Creator of Nutrition Stripped
- Alba Ramos – Non-toxic Beauty & Lifestyle Youtuber and Blogger
If stop learning, you will stop growing in your healthy living journey.
Don’t just learn from anyone, learn from people who have helped other people and can share that knowledge with you!
3. Your Tribe is the Reason You Succeed in the Long-term
Who is your tribe?
You might have heard people tell you,
You need to find your tribe.
What does that even mean?
Your tribe will lift you up when you are feeling down.
They will motivate you when you are feeling discouraged.
Your tribe is the reason you succeed in the long-term.
I am one of them.
Seriously, I am.
I am committed to your success like it was my own.
Early on my journey, I connected with Koya Webb, one of the speakers at the WE.L.L. Summit.
With over 15 years of practical application and certifications from the Integrated Institute of Nutrition (IIN), National Association of Sports Medicine (NASM), Source of Yoga
500hr and many others, Koya stays on the pulse of what’s fun, fresh and effective when it comes to optimal nutrition and healthy living.
Her mission is to create a healthier planet one breath at a time via holistic healing, oneness and eco-friendly living.
I joined Koya’s 10-day detox/plant-based challenge.
This challenge taught me how to add more plant-based options to my routine without feeling deprived.
It became the foundation for a healthier lifestyle; I didn’t think it was possible.
I cannot wait to meet her in person.
Koya has been in my tribe for years!
Here’s the deal,
Your tribe can make or break your healthy living journey.
I want to inspire you the same way Koya inspired me.
I am committed to you and seeing you crush your goals.
Your success is the driver behind iAmHealthyFit.
4. How to Find Your Tribe
Have you ever felt alone?
Living healthy can feel lonely.
Especially in the beginning.
The trick is to surround yourself with people who are at least a few steps ahead of you.
These people know what is like to get stuck.
They know how you feel.
You might find them at your local wellness center.
They might be your friends, family, or workers.
You might find them on the internet.
The point is, you have to put yourself in a position to find them.
Get over your fears of not being liked.
Stop thinking that you are too awkward and won’t fit in.
That’s why I am attending the W.E.L.L. SUMMIT.
Because, my tribe.
I am putting aside my insecurities (well most of them), to grow and get better at helping you.
For what is worth,
It sorta freaks me out.
I hate to be in places where I don’t know people.
But the bottom line is,
How else are we supposed to grow and learn?
5. Get Comfortable Being Uncomfortable
It sounds simple. And it is.
Getting uncomfortable is at the core of living healthy.
Even if you grew up in a family that valued healthy living,
You better get ready to get uncomfortable.
You are probably wondering, Why?
Think about it this way,
Ever been that person at the dinner table,
The person asking the server a million questions about all the substitutions you cannot make to your meal?
The whole table makes it weird because they stop and stare.
Most servers are annoyed that they have to do this back and forth with you.
You have to decide how important this meal is.
Is it worth all this extra attention?
It feels uncomfortable.
Because, it is.
Your journey will be uncomfortable.
And at times you will want to give up.
Sometimes, you will throw in the towel.
The sooner you accept this, the less uncomfortable it will become.
The easier it will be to get back in the game.
Am I uncomfortable heading to the NYC for the W.E.L.L. SUMMIT?
But I won’t let that get in the way of what’s most important to me.
Growing to be in a better position to help you.
6. Knowledge is Freedom
It is that simple.
Knowledge gives you the power to make the tough decisions without the drama.
Knowledge makes it easier to say “NO.”
- No to foods,
- No to people,
- No to events,
- No to unhealthy behaviors.
That’s what freedom looks like in your new journey.
If you focus on:
- Identifying what’s important to you,
- Finding your tribe,
- Learning from the best,
- Getting comfortable with being uncomfortable and
- Finding spaces to grow.
I promise you that your journey will be a little easier than most.
It won’t be a walk in the park.
You will have good days, and you will have bad days.
But as time goes by,
You will have less bad days and more good days.
7. Sharing is Caring
Then comes the best part!
You share the wealth.
You inspire one person to do the same.
You pay it forward.
You might be wondering,
Just live your truth.
Lead by example.
Be real about your journey, in good times and when things get rough.
That’s how we help others; we join their tribe.
Before I go…
The most exciting part about attending the W.E.L.L. Summit is sharing everything I learn with you.
If you are in the NYC area, I want to invite you to join me personally.
Maybe the entire conference is too much for you, totally understandable.
Join us for the Live W.E.L.L. Party on Friday night from 5:30 to 9:00 pm. With 30 vendors, book signings by our speakers, Kombrewcha & Steaz based cocktails, food tastings, manicures by tenoverten, fun photobooths and more, it’s an evening of wellness you don’t want to miss. Limited tickets are available!
What do you have to lose?
If you cannot attend the summit, don’t worry I’ll post an update with everything you need to know.
In the meantime,
Can you please do me a favor?
In the comments section, let me know what is your biggest challenge eating healthier right now?
I will use your feedback to create future content on the blog.